WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro / Korsten, Spagnoli, Damrau, D’arcangelo, Milan Teatro Alla Scala

Mozart / Darcangelo / Spagnol / Frigerio
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101589  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nicola PamioPietro SpagnoliGregory BonfattiMarcella Orsatti Talamanca,   ... 
Conductor:  Gerard Korsten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 3 Hours 7 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Il Conte di Almaviva – Pietro Spagnoli
La Contessa di Almaviva – Marcella Orsatti Talamanca
Susanna – Diana Damrau
Figaro – Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Cherubino – Monica Bacelli
Marcellina – Jeannette Fischer
Bartolo – Maurizio Muraro
Basilio – Gregory Bonfatti
Don Curzio – Nicola Pamio
Barbarina – Oriana Kurteshi
Antonio – Matteo Peirone

Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Bruno Casoni)
Gérard Korsten, conductor

Giorgio Strehler, stage director (restaged by Marina Bianchi)
Ezio Frigerio, set designer
Franca Squarciapino, costume
Read more designer
Anna Maria Prina, choreographer
Gianni Mantovanni, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Teatro alla Scala, 2006.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running time: 187 mins
No. of DVDs: 2
Read less

Works on This Recording

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nicola Pamio (Tenor), Pietro Spagnoli (Bass), Gregory Bonfatti (Tenor),
Marcella Orsatti Talamanca (Soprano), Maurizio Muraro (Bass), Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano),
Jeannette Fischer (Soprano), Diana Damrau (Soprano), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass),
Oriana Kurteshi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Korsten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Just right January 2, 2014 By Lois L. (Cambridge , MA) See All My Reviews "For me, the balance of components here was just right. The set was simple, pleasing, and unobtrusive. Stage business was minimal. Costumes were simple and appealing, and Susanna and the Countess got to change their dresses often, from one pretty color to another. So it was enjoyable to look at, and the emphasis was on the music. Diana Damrau (Susanna) continues to be a favorite. Figaro’s voice was thrilling. Towards the end, Marcellina had a very fine aria. Don Basilio did too, and delivered it especially well. All of the singers were fine, although it is true that other Cherubinos have looked more convincing. If this is the balance of components that you like too, you should get enormous pleasure from this performance." Report Abuse
 Lead singer too serious February 13, 2013 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "Beautiful performance in every way EXCEPT for poor acting by the baritone singing the part of Figaro. He attacks the title role as if it were a Verdi soap opera or a Wagner drama. Le Nozzi de Figaro is a COMIC opera." Report Abuse
Review This Title